Jennifer (Houli) Houlihan is an educator and freelance designer with expertise in UX design and research, facilitation, and content. Raised in Alaska, she has served in creative leadership for more than 30 years, working with non-profit organizations and social impact businesses across the country. An award-winning speaker, Houli has presented and lectured on topics from the nuts and bolts of successful database conversions to networking skills for introverts in classrooms and at conferences across the US and Canada. She organizes the Austin Design Jam, a regular meetup devoted to hosting mini design hackathons matching talented designers with worthy nonprofits, and is a co-organizer of the OpenIDEO Austin chapter. She has published numerous articles on design, civic life, and the future of work. She holds an MA in Social Psychology from Pepperdine University and a BS in Communications from Northwestern University. In 2020, Houli was a speaker at the AIGA Grow conference in Austin, TX on interpersonal communication in the multigenerational workforce. Before joining GA, she served as managing director for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society. In her spare time, she writes and works in her garden.
User Experience Design Immersive
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Shift[ED]: A Virtual Summit to Power Your Career
Join us for educational workshops, inspiring speaker sessions and empowering keynotes to kickstart your journey to career success.
Design Week | Attracting & Retaining Good Design Talent
UX Design is on the rise, and attracting and retaining talent is essential for Design leaders. Our panel of experts will share their top insights and strategies.
Womxn at Work | How to Change Careers After 40
An inspiring evening about changing careers later in life. Learn from the real-life experience of three career changers.
Design Week | The State of UX Design in ATX
User Experience Design experts from across Austin will share their insights, experiences and predictions on the future of UX and the local design community.